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Old 04/21/2013, 06:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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OK. My TP decided firstly to do nothing unless I restarted on a daily basis. Then it briefly stopped that, in favour of a restart every other day or so. It then lost my pictures during a restart ( nothing too drastic lost, a bit of sentimental stuff) so I tried to pull them out of a backup.
The backup message then froze, "preparing" and never gets going. I tried checking accounts.
Accounts freezes "searching for accounts"
Apps - nothing.
I contacted HP, who led me into webOS Doctor via Java etc, which should have taken "15 minutes to an hour".
TP was connected as instructed for most of morning with no messages, so I called them, and once they realise I'm out of warranty, got waved a fond farewell!
I lost the pad for a day, or two, then this morning put it on charge, and strangely after nothing for 2 days, after avfew minutes the charger symbol came on. Presuming it not to be as dead as I originally thought, I waited a couple of hours, pressed the on button/launcher and up comes the screen with the symbols from internet to arrow.
Still no photos, can't get apps or accounts. I was able to search the internet from the "earth symbol", but now can only search from "just type", and have cautiously accessed e-mails by logging into my account through the tablet
I'm not computer literate at all so get lost in the computer speak, and I'm loathe to try another restart, backup or web OSdoctor unless that is the right thing to do.
Any clues as to what I did wrong, how to get the pics and accounts back, in words of one syllable.
Help gratefully appreciated as I had a stroke last year and my own hard drives a bit knackered too
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Old 04/21/2013, 05:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It sounds like something is really weird software wise. I'd make sure that it's fully charged, then power it off, once it powers off, hold down Power and Volume Up at the same time, which should bring up a logo indicating that it's looking for a usb connection, or something along those lines (I haven't done this in over a year, so I can't remember exactly what the picture looks like). Then connect it to the PC, and run the 3.0.5 doctor.
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Old 04/21/2013, 09:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No not weird at all. Lately I'm losing web favorites, bookmarks, Skype settings, and contacts, that only rights itself after doing a shutdown and restart, which then restores everything. Something has been going on for the better part of 3 weeks now!
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Old 04/21/2013, 09:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No not weird at all. Lately I'm losing web favorites, bookmarks, Skype settings, and contacts, that only rights itself after doing a shutdown and restart, which then restores everything. Something has been going on for the better part of 3 weeks now!
I can account for that too, for days I have to re-enter my passwords for my emails because some way it looses the connection or something. I don't want to sound paranoid or not/jinx things, but it spells like if evil HP was ready to shutdown the servers for WebOS devices
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Old 04/21/2013, 11:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Your email passwords are completely unrelated to the webOS account server.
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